Big Bash League 2020 schedule and squad

Cricket Australia announces the schedule and squad details for the Big Bash League(BBL) 2020-21. This summer’s Big Bash League(BBL) will run for more than 60 days and feature its earliest ever start when the first ball is bowled on December 10.

Cricket Australia on Wednesday announced plans for a full Twenty20 Big Bash League(BBL) season starting in December. The CA announced that there will be 21 BBL matches held throughout the month of December, with Tasmania, ACT, Queensland, and South Australia hosting those fixtures.

The 10th BBL will begin on December 10 Hobart Hurricanes faces Sydney Sixers followed by 60 matches across the country and a final on February 6. Following are the Big Bash League(BBL) 2020 schedule and squad details…

Big Bash League 2020-21 Schedule and Squad

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Match No Date Match Venue Time(AEDT)
1 10-Dec-20 Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers Bellerive Oval 7:15 PM
2 11-Dec-20 Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat Manuka Oval 7:15pm
3 12-Dec-20 Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder Manuka Oval 4:05pm
4 Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers Bellerive Oval 7:15pm
5 13-Dec-20 Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes Bellerive Oval 2:15pm
6 Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades Bellerive Oval 7:15pm
7 14-Dec-20 Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat Manuka Oval 7:15pm
8 15-Dec-20 Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers University of Tasmania Stadium 7:15pm
9 16-Dec-20 Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars University of Tasmania Stadium 7:15pm
10 19-Dec-20 Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades Bellerive Oval 11:10am
11 20-Dec-20 Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers Bellerive Oval 11:10am
12 22-Dec-20 Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers Manuka Oval* 7:15pm
13 23-Dec-20 Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers Gabba* 7:15pm
14 26-Dec-20 Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades  Manuka Oval 6:10pm
15 Sydney Sixers at Melbourne Stars Carrara Stadium 9:20pm
16 27-Dec-20 Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes Gabba 7:15pm
17 28-Dec-20 Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers Adelaide Oval 7:15pm
18 29-Dec-20 Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers Carrara Stadium* 6:10pm
19 Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars  Manuka Oval 7:15pm
20 30-Dec-20 Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat Gabba 7:15pm
21 31-Dec-20 Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers  Adelaide Oval 7:15pm
22 01-Jan-21 Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder Metricon Stadium  7:15pm*
23 02-Jan-21 Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars Blundstone Arena  5:05pm*
24 Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers The Gabba  8:15pm*
25 03-Jan-21 Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Renegades Optus Stadium  4:05pm*
26 Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers Metricon Stadium  7:15pm
27 04-Jan-21 Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes Blundstone Arena  4:05pm*
28 Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder The Gabba  7:15pm
29 05-Jan-21 Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers Adelaide oval  7:15pm
30 06-Jan-21 Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers Optus Stadium  7:15pm
31 07-Jan-21 Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder Optus Stadium  6:10pm
32 Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars Metricon Stadium  9:20pm
33 08-Jan-21 Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades Adelaide Oval  6:10pm*
34 09-Jan-21 Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder Optus Stadium  7:15pm
35 10-Jan-21 Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat Metricon Stadium  7:15pm
36 11-Jan-21 Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars Adelaide Oval  7:15pm
37 12-Jan-21 Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes Optus Stadium  7:15pm
38 13-Jan-21 Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers Showground Stadium  7:15pm
39 14-Jan-21 Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades Marvel Stadium  7:15pm
40 15-Jan-21 Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers MCG  7:15pm
41 16-Jan-21 Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers SCG  6:40pm*
42 17-Jan-21 Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades MCG  7:15pm
43 18-Jan-21 Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes Showground Stadium  7:15pm
44 19-Jan-21 Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat Marvel Stadium  7:15pm
45 20-Jan-21 Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars Marvel Stadium  7:15pm
46 21-Jan-21 Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat MCG  7:15pm
47 22-Jan-21 Hobart Hurricanes vs Perth Scorchers Marvel Stadium  4:05pm*
48 Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunders SCG  7:15pm*
49 23-Jan-21 Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat Marvel Stadium  4:05pm*
50 Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers MCG  7:15pm
51 24-Jan-21 Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers Showground Stadium  4:05pm*
52 Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes SCG  7:15pm
53 25-Jan-21 Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder Showground Stadium  7:15pm
54 26-Jan-21 Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers SCG  1:05pm*
55 Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes MCG  4:15pm
56 Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers MCG  7:50pm
57 29-Jan-21 Eliminator
58 30-Jan-21 Qualifier
59 31-Jan-21 Knockout
60 04-Feb-21 Challenger
61 06-Feb-21 The Final

Also read: BBL 2021 Points Table – Big Bash League Team Standings

Big Bash League(BBL) 2020 Squad 

Melbourne Stars

Glenn Maxwell (c), Hilton Cartwright, Jackson Coleman, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ben Dunk, Seb Gotch, Liam Hatcher, Clint Hinchliffe, Zahir Khan, Nick Larkin, Nic Maddinson, Jonathan Merlo, Lance Morris, Tom O’Connell, Nicholas Pooran, Will Pucokvski, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa, Dilbar Hussain, Andre Fletcher, Harris Rauf.

OUT: Daniel Worrall (Strikers), Peter Handscomb and Sandeep Lamichhane (Hurricanes), Haris Rauf.

Coach: David Hussey

Sydney Thunders

Callum Ferguson (c), Sam Billings, Jonathan Cook, Ben Cutting, Oliver Davies, Brendan Doggett, Matthew Gilkes, Chris Green, Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Nathan McAndrew, Adam Milne, Arjun Nair, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Jason Sangha, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Tremain

OUT: Liam Bowe, Jay Lenton, Gurinder Sandhu (Sixers), Chris Morris, Liam Hatcher

Coach: Shane Bond

Adelaide Strikers

Danny Briggs (OS), Phil Salt (OS), Rashid Khan (OS), Wes Agar, Alex Carey, Harry Conway, Travis Head (c), Ryan Gibson, Spencer Johnson, Michael Neser, Harry Nielsen, Liam O’Connor, Matt Renshaw, Liam Scott, Matt Short, Peter Siddle, Cameron Valente, Jake Weatherald, Jon Wells, Daniel Worrall.

OUT: Billy Stanlake (Stars)

Coach: Jason Gillespie

Hobart Hurricanes

Matthew Wade (c), Scott Boland, Jake Doran, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, James Faulkner, Jarrod Freeman, Peter Handscomb, Colin Ingram, Will Jacks, Sandeep Lamichhane, Dawid Malan, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, David Moody, Tim Paine, Keemo Paul, D’Arcy Short, Nick Winter.

OUT: Clive Rose.

Coach: Adam Griffith

Sydney Sixers

Moises Henriques (c), Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Carlos Brathwaite, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Daniel Hughes, Hayden Kerr, Nathan Lyon, Ben Manenti, Steve O’Keefe, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Jordan Silk, Mitchell Starc, James Vince, Jason Holder, Jake Ball.

OUT: N/A

Coach: Greg Sheppard

Also read: Steve Smith Withdraws from BBL 2020-21 Owing to this Reason

Perth Scorchers

Mitchell Marsh (c), Ashton Agar, Fawad Ahmed, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff,  Joe Clarke (replacement), Cameron Green, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis, Matthew Kelly, Liam Livingstone, Colin Munro, Joel Paris, Kurtis Patterson, Jhye Richardson, Jason Roy, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman, Colin Munro.

OUT: Morne Morkel (Heat)

Coach: Adam Voges

Brisbane Heat

Tom Banton, James Bazley, Xavier Bartlett, Max Bryant, Joe Burns, Tom Cooper, Lewis Gregory, Sam Heazlett, Matthew Kuhnemann, Marnus Labuschagne, Ben Laughlin, Dan Lawrence, Chris Lynn, Morne Morkel, Jimmy Peirson, Mark Steketee, Mitch Swepson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Matt Willans, Jack Wildermuth.

OUT: Matt Renshaw (Heat), Ben Cutting (Thunder), James Pattinson (Renegades)

Coach: Darren Lehmann *Ur Rahman has tested positive for COVID and will miss at least the first two games.

Also read: Tom Banton Withdraws from BBL10 for THIS Reason

Melbourne Renegades

Aaron Finch (c), Cameron Boyce, Zak Evans, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Sam Harper, Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Jon Holland, Shaun Marsh, Mohammad Nabi, James Pattinson, Kane Richardson, Will Sutherland, Mitch Perry, Beau Webster, Imran Tahir, Noor Ahmad, Josh Lalor, Jack Prestwidge, Rilee Rossouw, Imad Wasim, Benny Howell, Brody Couch, Peter Hatzoglou.

OUT: Dan Christian (Sixers), Tom Cooper (Strikers), Jack Wildermuth (Heat), Harry Gurney, Richard Gleeson, Samit Patel, Andrew Fekete, Tom Andrews, Brayden Stepien, Nathan McSweeney.

Coach: Michael Klinger

*Squad updated on December 8, 2020 (4:26 AM UTC) Subjected to change

New Signings in BBL 2020-21

The Big Bash League squad has kept changing as many start players including Steve Smith, AB de Villiers have been withdrawn from the season. Times of Sports(TOS) updates the Big Bash League 2020 squad and schedule details as soon as it hit the BBL official site.

Adelaide Strikers

  • Young guns Liam Scott(Australia) and Spencer Johnson(Australia) have signed their first Big Bash deals, join the Adelaide Strikers for KFC BBL|10.
  • Danny Briggs, the most prolific wicket-taker in the history of England’s domestic Twenty20 competition joins Adelaide Strikers for BBL10.
  • Powerful opening batsman Phil Salt returns to Adelaide to play BBL10.
  • Superstar Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan will again light up the KFC Big Bash League with the Adelaide Strikers in BBL10.
  • World-class wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey will remain with the Adelaide Strikers for the next four years.
  • Powerful top-order batsman Ryan Gibson has joined the Adelaide Strikers as a local replacement player for Travis Head.

Hobart Hurricanes

  • Sandeep Lamichhane, a 20-year-old has signed with the Hobart Hurricanes for BBL 10.
  • West Indian all-rounder, Keemo Paul makes his Big Bash League debut with the Hobart Hurricanes.
  • The 21-year-old Will Jacks joins Hobart Hurricanes for the BBL10 season.
  • Australian Test Captain, Tim Paine signed for Hurricanes for BBL10.
  • Domestic talents Nick Winter and Tim David joins Hobart Hurricanes for BBL10.
  • South African power-hitter, Colin Ingram joins Hobart Hurricanes for BBL10 season.
  • Home-grown all-rounder Mitchell Owen has penned his name on a Hobart Hurricanes contract.
  • Johan Botha is coming out of retirement and pulling on the purple to celebrate the BBL10.

Melbourne Stars

  • The Melbourne Stars have secured Afghanistan spinner Zahir Khan ahead of the upcoming KFC BBL season.
  • The Melbourne Stars have clinched the signing of West Indian power-hitter Nicholas Pooran ahead of the upcoming KFC BBL10 season.
  • Ahead of successful IPL 2020, Marcus Stoinis will remain a key figure for the Melbourne Stars for many seasons to come after signing a new contract extension. His contract ties him to the club until the end of the 2023-24 season.
  • Jonny Bairstow has put pen to paper with Melbourne Stars for the upcoming KFC BBL season.
  • Melbourne Stars signs Victorian batsman Will Pucovski ahead of the upcoming KFC BBL season. It is the first BBL contract for the talented 22-year-old.
  • The Melbourne Stars have filled the final domestic spot on their club with the signing of fast bowler Liam Hatcher.
  • The club has also extended contracts with batter Nick Larkin and bowler Jackson Coleman through the end of the BBL11 season.
  • The Melbourne Stars have added to their international roster with the signing of fast bowler Dilbar Hussain.
  • The Melbourne Stars have signed West Indian T20 opening batsman and wicketkeeper Andre Fletcher.
  • Pakistan pacer Harris Rauf will be turning up for BBL franchise Melbourne Stars.

Brisbane Heat

  • Rising young Queensland pace bowlers Xavier Bartlett and Matthew Willans join the Brisbane Heat for the BBL10.
  • The Brisbane Heat have signed Redlands allrounder James Bazley for the BBL|10 Season.
  • English batting talent Dan Lawrence signed to play for Brisbane Heat in BBL10.
  • The Brisbane Heat have re-signed wicket-keeper Jimmy Peirson for a further two years as well as securing batsman Sam Heazlett and paceman Mark Steketee on new deals.
  • South African fast bowling great Morne Morkel joins hand with Brisbane Heat for BBL10 season.
  • The Brisbane Heat will welcome leading English allrounder Lewis Gregory to the club for the first time to play BBL10.
  • Marnus Labuschagne re-signing with the Brisbane Heat for another season.
  • The Afghan cricketer Mujeeb Ur Rahman signed to play for Brisbane Heat in BBL10.
  • Brisbane Heat signed off-spinner Jack Sinfield as a replacement player for the start of the KFC Big Bash League.

Sydney Sixers

  • West Indies star Carlos Brathwaite joins Sydney Sixers for the BBL10 season.
  • Sydney Sixers welcomes Mitchell Starc back to the Club for KFC Big Bash League 2020-21.
  • English cricketer James Vince signed with Sydney Sixers to play for BBL10.
  • Sydney Sixers signed West Indies Test captain Jason Holder on a three-game deal.
  • English international fast bowler Jake Ball has signed with the Club.

Perth Scorchers

  • The Perth Scorchers have bolstered their batting stocks with the signing of one of the world’s most dangerous hard-hitters Colin Munro for BBL10.
  • In addition, the signature of English batsman Joe Clarke has been secured for BBL10 by Perth Scorchers.
  • The Perth Scorchers have strengthened their top-order for the upcoming Big Bash League season, with the signing of explosive England opening batsman Jason Roy.
  • The club secured Joel Paris and Cameron Gannon for BBL10.
  • England international Liam Livingstone has re-committed to the club for the upcoming KFC Big Bash League season.

Sydney Thunders

  • The 21 years old Baxter Holt joins hand with Sydney Thunders to play BBL10 season.
  • Sydney Thunder has recruited explosive English batter Sam Billings.
  • The New Zealand fast bowler Adam Milne joins hands with Sydney Thunders for BBL10.
  • One of the world’s most exciting T20 opening batsmen Alex Hales will return to Sydney Thunder to play BBL10 season.

Melbourne Renegades

  • Renegades signed South African batsman Rilee Rossouw for the BBL10 season.
  • The club has secured fast bowler Josh Lalor and all-rounder Jack Prestwidge ahead of the BBL10 season.
  • The Melbourne Renegades have secured another emerging Victorian prospect with Mitch Perry signing on for the next two seasons.
  • Melbourne Renegades signed Imran Tahir and Noor Ahmad(Afghan) for the upcoming edition of the Big Bash League (BBL).
  • The world’s number one ranked T20I all-rounder Mohammad Nabi will return to the Melbourne Renegades for the tenth edition of the KFC Big Bash League.
  • The Melbourne Renegades welcome back Australian fast bowler James Pattinson who will return to the club after signing a three-year deal.
  • The Melbourne Renegades have secured the signing of Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim.
  • Melbourne Renegades have added English all-rounder Benny Howell to their squad.
  • The Renegades have also added Brody Couch and Peter Hatzoglou to the squad as Local Replacement Players for Marcus Harris and Will Sutherland respectively.

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